LeBron James

FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) reacts after a slam dunk over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) and forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis.   A person familiar with the contract says free-agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The deal includes a team option for the third season.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear. Stephenson said during his introductory news conference Friday in Charlotte he’s “a little upset” that […]

07/18/2014

Graphic designer Alvin Smith holds up a poster across the street from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Friday, July 11, 2014, heralding the return of NBA basketball star LeBron James. James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers four years ago to join the Miami Heat, announced earlier he would return to the Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Joy fills streets of Cleveland as LeBron returns

CLEVELAND (AP) — The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll. Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans filled the city’s streets Friday as word spread quickly that […]

07/11/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2009 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday, July 11, 2014, he is leaving the Miami Heat to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James’ latest decision is in: He’s returning to Cleveland. Ending a saga that had the NBA virtually at a standstill while he made up his mind, James told Sports Illustrated for […]

07/11/2014

LeBron James, the first pick in the NBA draft by Cleveland, holds up his jersey during a news conference, June 27, 2003, at Gund Arena in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The courting of LeBron James

LeBron James, who opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract, will meet with the Heat before making a decision about where to play next season. A reunion with the Cleveland Cavs […]

07/08/2014

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Miami. LeBron James held meetings for more than three hours in a Las Vegas hotel Tuesday, July 8, 2014 leaving without giving any indication of what team he'll play for next season. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

LeBron James holds meetings in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday. In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t […]

07/08/2014

FILE - In this March 19, 2014, file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, tries to move around Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Two people with knowledge of the details say that Anthony has informed the Knicks he intends to become a free agent. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NBA teams prepare to chase stars in free agency

The people of Cleveland burned LeBron James’ jersey when he jilted the Cavaliers four years ago. They cursed his name and swore he was no son of theirs any longer. They cheered his defeats on […]

06/30/2014

Beyonce (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Beyonce tops Forbes Celebrity 100 list

Topping the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list this year is Beyonce. Forbes LA Bureau Chief Dorothy Pomerantz says the list compiles the top earnings and fame of celebrities and Beyonce scores high in both categories. […]

06/30/2014

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Miami. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

LeBron tells Heat he will become free agent

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami, if that’s what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next […]

06/24/2014

Miami Heat forward LeBron James listens to a question during a news conference after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals against the San Antonio Spurs, on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. The Spurs won the NBA championship 104-87. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Miami’s Chris Bosh says Heat season was a grind

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — About an hour after the season ended, Chris Bosh was standing near the bus ramp from where the Miami Heat would soon depart for the airport and the offseason. Miami’s two-year […]

06/16/2014

Miami Heat forward LeBron James participates in basketball practice on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in San Antonio. They play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

James feels ‘blessed’ by shot at another NBA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, done-that […]

06/04/2014

Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, drives around Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Jack during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LeBron James: Players want no Sterlings to own Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James understands it will take time, but he wants Donald Sterling out of the NBA. And he said Sunday that players believe nobody in Sterling’s family should be able to […]

05/12/2014

Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem, left, and LeBron James, right, block a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters, center, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Cleveland.  Miami defeated Cleveland 100-96. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LeBron’s 43 lead Heat over Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 43 points — 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display — and Chris Bosh added 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland […]

03/18/2014

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